April 29 Morning Edition

— Motorcycle packs invade downtown, thousands of noise complaints registered – John Garcia

— COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement for College Students ‘Under Discussion’: Pritzker – Kristen Thometz

— Big tech companies grilled about misinformation, power by senators – Kellie Meyer
— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Trump-hating Trump-haters promote Cheney.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled Republican-hating Republican-haters say “Calling on the Justice Department and corporate America to stand up for honest elections. The GOP is engaged in a blatant effort to steal future elections — on a scale that would make an old-time Chicago ward heeler blush.”
— ‘Included and engaged’ or ‘political indoctrination?’ Mentoring bill passes state Senate after sharp debate. The Illinois State Board of Education defines culturally responsive educators as those who “critically think about the institutions in which they find themselves, working to reform these institutions whenever and wherever necessary” and have “assessed how their biases and perceptions affect their teaching practice.” – Andrew Sullender and Rachel Hinton
— Jackson-Akiwumi would be rare judge who was a public defender highlighted at her Senate confirmation hearing. That the Chicago-based federal 7th circuit appeals court is all-white was spotlighted at Jackson-Akiwumi’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing. – Lynn Sweet
(DIERSEN: In Diersen v. GAO, the 7th circuit made it clear that employers can discriminate against their employees who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran to give preference to their employees who are Democrat, minority, female, younger, and/or veteran. Ever-increasingly, employers and organizations in the 7th circuit use that decision to get rid of their employees and members who are Republican, White, male, older, and/or non-veteran.)

— Renaming Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive for Jean Baptiste Point DuSable set for key vote on Thursday – JOHN BYRNE

— Wheaton to recognize landmark homes with ‘Pride in Preservation’ signs – Katlyn Smith
(DIERSEN: Historic homes in my precinct include 500 Arbor, 614 Arbor Avenue, 619 Frazier Court, 801 Golf Lane, 815 Golf Lane, 818 Golf Lane, 819 Golf Lane, 824 Golf Lane, 901 Golf Lane, 910 Golf Lane, 924 Golf Lane, 517 West Park, 534 West Roosevelt Road, 802 Warrenville Road, and 708 South Wheaton Avenue. SEE: https://wheaton.il.us/DocumentCenter/View/5261/Wheaton-Register-of-Historic-Places )

— Map-drawing Dems ready to roll over the GOP – Jim Dey

— LaHood issues statement on Biden address to Congress

— DuPage County reports 157 COVID-19 cases Wednesday, 2 deaths, 34.07% of population fully vaccinated – Joshua Welge

— State Rep. Brad Halbrook (R-Shelbyville) brought a House committee a proposal to begin the process of separating Cook County from the rest of the state. The other 101 counties would become the 51st state, “New Illinois.”

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Ever-increasingly, Democrats promote LGBTQ.

— DuPage Activist Urges Abortion Rivals to Find Common Ground. Social Justice Trailblazer Urges Illinois Voters to Work Together to Preserve Parental Notice and Safeguard Vulnerable Minors – Lori Solyom

— Southern Illinois Could Be Target For Congressional District Loss – Eric Stock

— Spin it how you want, but the 2020 U.S. Census numbers were horrible for Illinois – Ted Dabrowski and John Klingner
— Illinois Democrats Trying to Give More Power to Bureaucrats During All Health Crises – Illinois Family Institute

— Sen. Tim Scott: ‘Socialist dreams’ won’t help America thrive. Uses rebuttal to promote pre-pandemic GOP agenda. – Tom Howell Jr.

— Biden’s One Hundred Days of Hubris – Matthew Continetti
— Biden Threatens Political Opponents in Rambling Tirade: ‘Can’t Stop’ Me Now – Andrew Stiles

— Sen. Tim Scott takes on politics of division during GOP rebuttal – Marisa Schultz
(DIERSEN: I should write a book about the most divisive past and present leaders of the following since 2000: Illinois, DuPage County, Milton Township, Wheaton, Illinois Republican Party, DuPage County Republican Central Committee, Milton Township Republican Organization, etc.)

— Joe Biden Touts Massive Amnesty for Illegal Aliens in Address to Congress – JOHN BINDER
— Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly Rips Joe Biden for Ignoring Illegal Immigration Crisis in Address to Congress – JOHN BINDER
— Biden Restores Grants for Sanctuary Jurisdictions Protecting Illegal Aliens – JOHN BINDER

— ‘No More Washington Schemes, Socialist Dreams’ — Tim Scott Delivers Republican Address After Biden’s Joint Session Of Congress – HENRY RODGERS

— Biden Urges Congress to Approve Amnesty, blames Trump for Border Crisis – Chris Chmielenski

— Seven Ways You Can You Reject Today’s Tyranny – Kevin Grieve

— Maxine Waters’ Anti-Cop Rhetoric is Getting Black People Killed – Larry Elder

— New York Pressuring Insurers Into Race-Based Hiring – Hans Bader
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

— Homosexual marriage, incest … What’s next? – Charlie Butts

— Critical Race Theory Is Finally About To Face The Music In Court. Critical race theory is set to face a spate of lawsuits alleging it spurs discrimination and other illegal policies targeting whites, males, and Christians. – John Murawski

— Roosevelt University Profs Caught Gloating on Zoom Call: ‘It’s All Social Justice, All Day’ “said they were proud to advocate for so-called ‘social justice’ Marxist economic concepts” – Mike LaChance

— Big Money Is Driving the Transgender Trend

— Federal workers’ job satisfaction increased in 2020 – CELINE CASTRONUOVO
(DIERSEN: Because the federal government gives preference big time to its employees who are the following, federal employees who are the following should be extremely satisfied: Democrat, moderate, liberal, minority, female, younger, veteran, LGBTQ, non-married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non- Italian American, non-German American, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)

— ‘America is not a racist country’: Sen. Tim Scott delivers GOP response. The South Carolina Republican delivered the GOP response to Biden’s first joint address to Congress. – BENJAMIN DIN, ANDREW DESIDERIO and MARIANNE LEVINE

— Prominent affirmative action opponent Edward Blum targets Coca-Cola’s law firm diversity policy
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

— The Rise of ‘Woke Capital’ Is Nothing to Celebrate – Elizabeth Bruenig

— Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office have been a complete failure – Ronna McDaniel

— Your Woke Money Is No Good Here. Corporations have taken advantage of Republicans for too long. I won’t take their PAC dollars anymore. – Ted Cruz
— Biden’s Cradle-to-Grave Government. His latest $1.8 trillion plan rejects the old social contract of work for benefits. – Editorial

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Hate-filled conservative-hating conservative-haters crow about their success in using Big Tech to destroy conservatives.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: LGBTQ-promoters crow about their success in getting Big Business to destroy individuals, organizations, companies, governments, and countries that do not promote LGBTQ.

— DIERSEN HEADLINE: Life is a “zero-sum-game.” To give preference to members of one group is to discriminate against members of another group. To give preference to those who are minority, female, younger, veteran, Democrat, Libertarian, Green, Independent, RINO, moderate, liberal, LGBTQ, not married, non-Christian, non-Protestant, non-Italian American, non-German American, and/or those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time is to discriminate against those who are White, male, older, non-veteran, Republican, conservative, heterosexual, married, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.

— Want to Retire With $2 Million? Here’s How Much You Need to Invest – Katie Brockman
(DIERSEN: What has harmed your efforts to save for your retirement? For me, the biggest reason was my Democrat GAO superiors’ success in forcing me to take their early retirement “offer” in 1997 when I was 49 years old. Previously, they had given me unfair performance expectations and appraisals, always ranked me in the bottom half of my coworkers for pay-for-performance purposes, did not promote me beyond GS-13, got rid of my mentor in 1987, kept me off audits of IRS for all but 3 of the almost 18 years that I worked for GAO, and forced me to take a $20,361 (21%) pay cut in today’s dollars to transfer from IRS to GAO in 1980.)

— Diversity training is divisive – Bonnie Chandler, Prospect Hill Road
(DIERSEN: The Democrats who run the federal government require federal employees to take lots of diversity training. I took lots of diversity training while I worked for IRS for almost 9 years and while I worked for GAO for almost 18 years. Diversity training promotes hatred against Republicans, and especially against Republicans who are conservative, patriotic, White, male, older, non-veteran, heterosexual, married, non-poor, gun owners, Christian, Protestant, Italian American, German American, and/or those whose ancestors have been in America for a long time.)

LAW 360
— Boyden Gray Calls Coke’s Diversity Plan ‘Unlawful’
(DIERSEN: GAO hired me in 1980 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, younger person, or veteran who would take the job. IRS hired me in 1971 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job. The Post Office hired me in 1966 because it could not find a qualified Democrat, minority, female, or veteran who would take the job.)

— Protected Group
(DIERSEN: Of the organizations that you are a member of, what percent of the members are a member of one or more protected group? From what I see, protected groups include those who are: Democrats, Libertarians, Greens, Independents, RINOs, moderates, liberals, minorities, females, younger people, veterans, LGBTQers, disabled people, those who have less money than others, illegals, non-married people, non-gun owners, non-Christians, non-Protestants, non-Italian Americans, non-German Americans, criminals, boozers, gamblers, stoners, and those whose ancestors have not been in America for a long time.)

— Get the shot or stay away from campus: At least 80 universities ORDER students to get COVID vaccine before returning in fall – CHRIS JEWERS
(DIERSEN: What about un-shot students who are members of protected groups?)
— Trump preps restart of MAGA rallies and will announce after 2022 midterms if he is running again – NIKKI SCHWAB and KATELYN CARALLE

— GOP precinct chair in Texas arrested in US Capitol riot
(DIERSEN: In 1999, my Republican Precinct Committeewoman appointed me to serve as her assistant. When she moved out of my precinct in 1999, to fill the vacancy, the Milton Township Republican Organization appointed me. For the 2000 election, my critics/opponents got a woman to run against me, but I was elected in large part because Randy Hultgren and Peter Roskam endorsed me in writing. I have been reelected unopposed every 2 years since then. My critics/opponents have done everything that they could to get someone to run against me and b) to get me to not run again. My critics/opponents demonize me, denigrate me, and condemn me as being “too conservative.” I should write a book about my critics/opponents and the adverse actions, including their 2015 gerrymandering of my precinct, that they have taken against me.)

(FROM THE ARTICLE: A Texas man arrested for storming the US Capitol and assaulting police officers on January 6 also serves as a Republican Party precinct chair and has been an election poll worker in north Texas. Mark Middleton, 52, was appointed as the chair of Precinct 14 in Cooke County in December, just a month after the presidential election, according to Chris McNamara, chairman of the Cooke County Republican Party. A precinct chair is a low-level elected position in local party politics. However, Middleton was not elected. He was appointed by a committee of local Republicans to fill the vacant precinct officer position. The Texas Republican Party says the duty of its precinct chairs is to “help promote and grow the local county party” and “to maximize the Republican vote in your precinct.” Middleton is one of multiple rioters with local Republican Party ties. Derrick Evans, a former member of the West Virginia House of Delegates, and Jorge Riley, former secretary for the State Board of the California Republican Assembly, are among those who have faced criminal charges for participating in the riot. Both men resigned after the riot. Middleton and his wife, Jalise Middleton, were both arrested and face seven federal charges each. They have pleaded not guilty. Their attorney did not respond to a request for comment. Middleton also worked as an election clerk in two recent Cooke County elections, according to Pam Harrison, the Cooke County clerk and elections administrator. Clerks are usually picked by the precinct election judge overseeing individual election sites. “These people tried to overturn the election. I don’t want someone like that near a poll,” said John Angus, the chairman of the Cooke County Democratic Party. ‘We are on the front lines’ Mark and Jalise Middleton traveled to Washington, DC, to attend the protest against the certification of the 2020 presidential election. In court documents, FBI investigators say the Middletons marched from the White House to the Capitol grounds where they engaged in violent confrontations with two police officers trying to prevent the mob from storming inside the building. On officer body camera footage, federal investigators say Middleton is heard saying “F**K You” after Capitol Police officers warn him and other rioters to “get back.” The court documents allege the Middletons helped knock down a barrier that allowed hundreds of other protesters to storm the west side of the Capitol. Investigators say the Middleton couple assaulted the officers by repeatedly grabbing and striking at them with their hands. The couple would later write in Facebook posts that the officers doused them in pepper spray to keep the crowd from moving forward. Investigators say the Middletons documented their movements on January 6 in a series of now deleted Facebook postings. “We are on the front lines. We helped push down the barriers,” Middleton wrote in the Facebook post, according to federal investigators. “We had to retreat, but more patriots pushed forward, and they’re taking back our house.” Mark Middleton started volunteering with the Cooke County Republican Party last year before he was appointed as a precinct chair, according to McNamara. Cooke County is deeply conservative and sits on the Texas-Oklahoma border about 65 miles north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Trump won the county in the 2020 election with 82% of the vote. Middleton was appointed to the precinct chair position as Trump was scaling up his fraudulent attacks on the 2020 election results. But McNamara says he doesn’t know if Trump’s lies about the election inspired Middleton to take on a more official role in local party politics. “I never got extreme vibes from him,” McNamara said. “I felt that he was disappointed that President Trump lost.” If he chooses, Mark Middleton will be able to serve out the remainder of his term until March 2022. The Cooke County Republican chairman says the party “has no mechanism for removing him” from office. McNamara said he was “very disappointed” in Middleton’s actions and the Cooke County Republican Party does not condone the attack on the Capitol. “It’s a sad day in American history,” he said. “It’s not the way we do things.”)

Author: David Diersen

The opinions that I express in GOPUSA ILLINOIS emails are based on experience that I have gained doing many things since 1948. I base my opinions on what I learned a) working for the federal government for almost 30 years -- Post Office 1966-1969, IRS 1971-1980, and GAO 1980-1997, serving on the Executive Committee of the Association of Government Accountants Chicago Chapter 1983-1996, and being a union member while I worked for the Post Office and IRS; b) earning an MBA from Loyola in 1976, a masters degree in accounting from DePaul in 1980, and a masters degree in financial markets and trading from IIT in 1997; c) passing the CPA examination on my first attempt in 1979 and passing the Certified Internal Auditor examination on my first attempt in 1981; c) serving as a Republican Precinct Committeeman since 1999, the GOPUSA Illinois Editor since 2000, the TAPROOT Republicans of Illinois Chairman 2005-2012, a member of the 2008 Illinois Republican Party (IRP) Platform and Resolutions Committee, a Wheaton Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee member 2003-2011, the Milton Township Republican Central Committee webmaster 2008-2010 and 2000-2004, an Illinois Center Right Coalition Steering Committee member 2003-2007, and an American Association of Political Consultants Midwest Chapter board member 2001-2004; d) attending the 2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 IRP State Conventions as a delegate; e) being the subject of a nasty 4-page article in the February 1978 issue of Money Magazine; f) pursing litigation including Diersen v. GAO and Diersen v. Chicago Car Exchange; g) being married since 1978; h) living in Crete 1948-1972, in University Park 1972-1976, in Chicago 1976-1978, and in DuPage County, Milton Township, and Wheaton since 1978; and i) being baptized, raised, and confirmed as a Missouri Synod Lutheran.